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  • This is CNN 10, where 10 minutes of global news explained for a global audience. And

  • I`m your host, Carl Azuz. Thank you

  • for watching.

  • We are officially one year away from the next Olympics, the 2018 Winter Olympics. They kick

  • off next February in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The

  • city is east of Seoul, in the northern part of the country.

  • Though South Korea has hosted the games before, there had been four new events added for the

  • 2018 Olympics. Alpine skiing will have a mixed team

  • event. Curling will have a mixed doubles event. Speed skating will have what`s being called

  • a mass start event. And for snowboarders, a big air

  • event makes its debut.

  • There are a number of challenges that any city faces when hosting the Olympics. For

  • one thing, it`s incredibly expensive. Billions and billions

  • are spent. Venues have to be built. Security has to be arranged.

  • Host countries are under the international media microscope for everything, from their

  • weather, to how they manage housing changes, to their political

  • conditions.

  • South Korea`s president, Park Geun-hye was impeached in December and a court is deciding

  • whether to permanently remove her from a power, as a

  • major investigation is made concerning the nation`s political scandal.

  • But on the other side of those challenges is the chance for Pyeongchang to shine as

  • the backdrop of a beloved international sporting event, one that

  • brings together athletes, families, fans and photographs from all corners of the globe.

  • (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

  • MATT RIVERS, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: We are less than one year until the 2018 Winter

  • Games begin in Pyeongchang. You know, as far as how

  • things are going, no major issues so far. Organizers say they are largely happy with

  • the progress that has been made. The majority of the

  • infrastructure needed for this event has been built already.

  • And, frankly, that kind of progress stands out after what we`ve seen from the last two

  • Olympic Games. Of course, I`m talking about the Winter

  • Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in 2014, and the Summer Olympics last year in Rio de Janeiro,

  • 2016. Both of those events were plagued by things like

  • construction delays overspending accusations of corruption. And so, organizers of the Pyeongchang

  • Winter Olympics are trying to do their best,

  • in their words, to not repeat those kind of mistakes.

  • But there are certainly challenges that remain, including the fact that Pyeongchang is one

  • of the smaller cities to host these Winter Olympics, and

  • the fact that there are still infrastructure projects that need to be completed. But they

  • still have sometime. They are a little less than a

  • year now.

  • And, of course, they have experience. It`s the second time that South Korea has held

  • the Olympics. It was back in 1988, here in Seoul, that the

  • Summer Olympics were held, and so, now, South Korea gets a second chance to welcome the

  • best athletes in the world to show off their best stuff. One

  • year away.

  • Matt Rivers, CNN, Seoul.

  • (END VIDEOTAPE)

  • (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

  • AZUZ (voice-over): Ten-second trivia:

  • The Enhanced Fujita (EF) scale is used to measure the intensity of what? Tsunamis, tornadoes,

  • hurricanes or earthquakes?

  • The Enhanced Fujita scale rates tornadoes from EF-0, the less damaging, to EF-5, the

  • most destructive.

  • (END VIDEO CLIP)

  • AZUZ: In U.S., weather officials say it was at least an EF-2 tornado, with wind speeds

  • between 111 and 135 miles per hour, that touched down in New

  • Orleans, Louisiana, on Tuesday. Dozens of people were hurt, some seriously. But Louisiana

  • Governor John Bel Edwards says his state was

  • blessed because no deaths were reported. He declared a state of emergency, though.

  • A wide portion of southeastern Louisiana was affected by the storm system. About 60 homes

  • and businesses were damaged. Power was cut off for

  • thousands of people. And Governor Edward says it wasn`t just North Orleans that was affected.

  • Seven tornadoes were recorded in at least six different

  • Louisiana parishes.

  • How do forecasters track these storms?

  • (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

  • ALLISON CHINCHAR, CNN METEOROLOGIST: This is a two-dimensional look at a storm on radar.

  • But meteorologists see a tornado. But what is it exactly

  • that meteorologists see?

  • Well, let`s take a look.

  • The yellow and green colors you see here are going to be your very heavy rain a storm.

  • The red color indicates your hail core. And then all the

  • way down there, the purple circle, that`s where tornado is going to be. Meteorologists

  • often refer to it as the hook echo, because of the hook

  • shape that ends up taking.

  • But these aren`t the only features we look for. We also have to take a look at the winds

  • inside the storm. Imagine this flagpole was inside of

  • our storm, and the flag is going all the way up to the very top of the cloud. The thing

  • is, the wind changes direction as you go up. So, this

  • naturally creates that rotation necessary for funnel clouds and also even tornadoes.

  • So, now, let`s take a look at the base of that storm. What you have is you have very

  • warm inflow, warm air coming into the storm and rising because

  • that`s what warm air does, it goes up. But you also have cold air coming down from the

  • tops of the clouds and sinking all the way down towards the

  • base.

  • Now, together, this helped to create wind shear, down near the perimeter, and that is

  • what helps create some of the more violent tornadoes.

  • Now, what if your tornado has been on the ground for at least a little bit? Then, you

  • start to get this, the debris cloud, which is essentially a

  • collection of all of the stuff that tornado has been able to pick up, everything from

  • dusts, to trees, to even homes.

  • (END VIDEOTAPE)

  • AZUZ: Debate in the U.S. Congress over the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare,

  • is nothing new. It`s been going on since the overhaul of the

  • U.S. healthcare system was proposed in 2009. What is new is that Republican lawmakers are

  • moving forward with a new plan to repeal large

  • parts of the law. Repealing Obamacare was a campaign promise of U.S. President Donald

  • Trump.

  • The law as it stands is controversial. It was considered former President Barack Obama`s

  • signature achievement, and it contributed a record number of

  • Americans having health insurance. But it became increasingly expensive for the federal

  • government to support and a growing number of insurance

  • companies dropped Obamacare as an option.

  • Because the debate about the law itself and about how to replace is ongoing, CNN hosted

  • a town hall on Tuesday night to explore both sides of

  • the U.S. healthcare divide. On the left is Bernie Sanders, an independent U.S. senator

  • from Vermont, who recently sought the Democratic nomination

  • for president. On the right is Ted Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas who recently sought

  • the Republican nomination for president.

  • (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

  • SEN. TED CRUZ (R), TEXAS: It was built on the edifice of lies.

  • SUZANNE MALVEAUX, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Senator Bernie Sanders and Ted

  • Cruz facing off over President Trump`s promise to repeal

  • and replace Obamacare.

  • CRUZ: Should Congress move swiftly to repeal Obamacare? Absolutely.

  • SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I), VERMONT: The absolute repeal of Obamacare without improvements in

  • it, without a plan to make it better, would be an absolute

  • disaster.

  • MALVEAUX: The two senators laying out sharply contrasting views of health care in America.

  • CRUZ: What is a right is access to health care. What is a right is choosing your own

  • doctor.

  • SANDERS: Go out and get a really great health insurance program. Oh, you can`t do it, because

  • you can`t afford it. All right? That`s what he`s

  • saying.

  • Access to what? You want to buy one of Donald Trump`s mansions? You have access to do that,

  • as well. Oh, you can`t afford $5 million per house?

  • Sorry.

  • MALVEAUX: The duo finding common ground on problems in American health care.

  • CRUZ: You know who`s making out like gangbusters? The insurance companies and those in government

  • whose solution is let`s have even more government

  • control. This thing isn`t working.

  • (CROSSTALK)

  • SANDERS: I find myself in agreement with Ted. He`s right.

  • MALVEAUX: But disagreeing on solutions.

  • SANDERS: Let`s work together on a Medicare for all, single payer program so we`re finally

  • going to get insurance companies -- private insurance

  • companies out of our life.

  • CRUZ: The answer is, empower you, give you choices, lower prices, lower premiums, lower

  • deductibles.

  • MALVEAUX: Cruz arguing that proposals to replace Obamacare will continue to protect people

  • with pre-existing conditions, a key tenant of the law.

  • CRUZ: All of them prohibit insurance companies from cancelling someone because they got sick.

  • They prohibit insurance companies from jacking up

  • the insurance rates because they got sick or injured.

  • SANDERS: I cannot believe what you just said. It`s a direct contradiction to everything

  • you ran for president on.

  • MALVEAUX: Sanders also giving tough advice for this salon owner feeling restricted by

  • the law.

  • LARONDA HUNTER, SMALL BUSINESS OWNER: How do I grow my business? How do I employ more

  • Americans without either raising the prices to my customers or

  • lowering wages to my employees?

  • SANDERS: I`m sorry. I think that in America today everybody should have health care. If

  • you have more than 50 people, yes, you should be providing

  • health insurance.

  • (END VIDEOTAPE)

  • AZUZ: In the history of bear hugs, this one truly gets "10 Out of 10".

  • In the "don`t try this at home" category, a 23-year-old bear who was rescued and the

  • man who rescued him. The animal`s named Jimbo. He lives

  • at the orphan wildlife center in New York state. And the nine-foot tall, 1,500-pound

  • Kodiak has, as you can see, an unusually close bond with Jim

  • Kowalczik, a retired corrections officer who rehabilitates bear cubs that can`t survive

  • in the wild.

  • If you find it hard to believe that Kodiak-tually happen, there are certainly is claws for concern.

  • Bears in the wild are well-known to Kodi-

  • attack people, but that one doesn`t Jimbow to peer pressure. While it might seem un-bear-livable,

  • Jimbo gives all her signs of furnliness.

  • That puts today`s show in the roar view. I`m Carl Azuz for CNN 10.

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